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Saints News, 3/10/16: Saints Begin Bargain Free Agent Shopping

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The Saints made their day one splash in TE Coby Fleener, so now it's time to start looking for set pieces as opposed to game changers. With most of the players commanding big money off of the market, the Saints will turn towards the draft and the bargain bin to fill their positions. James Laurainitis, whom the Saints have expressed interest in previously, remains on the market, but otherwise the market has shrunk significantly for positions of need.

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Saints News

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Underhill: Saints have needs on defense, but adding Coby Fleener could be right move | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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